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February 3, 2021 | In the News: E&E News

Michael Regan's coal ash cleanups set template for EPA regs

Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Coal Program, Earthjustice: "The emphasis on excavation of coal ash when it is in contact with groundwater or when it threatens a nearby water body is incredibly important. I would hope that he would bring that to the federal EPA to be implemented throughout the nation."

November 24, 2020 | Legal Document

Petition For Review CCR Part A

Pursuant to Section 7006(a)(1) of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 42 U.S.C. § 6976(a)(1), Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 15, and D.C. Circuit Rule 15, Labadie Environmental Organization, Diné Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment, Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc., Clean Water Action, Hoosier Environmental Council, Sierra Club, Environmental Integrity Project, Metro East Green Alliance, and Prairie Rivers Network file this petition for review 2 of the final action of Respondents United States Environmental Protection Agency and Andrew Wheeler, Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, entitled Hazardous and Solid Waste Management System: Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals From Electric Utilities; A Holistic Approach to Closure Part A: Deadline To Initiate Closure and issued on August 28, 2020. 

October 5, 2020 | Fact Sheet

CCR Part B Factsheet

EPA proposed Part B rollback allows dumping into dangerous coal ash pits.

October 5, 2020 | Reference

List of Plants Where Coal-Ash Contaminated Groundwater Exceeds Allowable State and/or Federal Limits

List of 124 plants in 28 states and Puerto Rico whose owners have posted notifications that the groundwater exceeds state and/or federal limits of contamination, without an alternate source demonstration, for one or more of the following toxic substances: Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Cadmium, Chromium, Cobalt, Lead, Lithium, Molybdenum, Selenium, Thallium, and Radium 226 and 228 combined.

October 5, 2020 | Feature

Mapping the Coal Ash Contamination

738 coal ash units in 43 states and Puerto Rico reported information in compliance with federal coal ash safeguards. We analyzed the data. Here’s what it said.

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